Crusaders Earn Program's First Conference Carolinas Win
Friday, March 4, 2016
Crusaders Earn Program's First Conference Carolinas Win

Tigerville, S.C. - Seven different players scored on Friday night as North Greenville earned its first Conference Carolinas win in program history, a 16-3 victory over Erskine College.

Sarah Smith led the Crusaders with four goals as she totaled six shots. Smith also led the team with three assists. Hanna Hawkins and Monica Colwell had three goals each while Taylor Kennington and Taylor Hames had two. Emily Colson and Natalie Dufresne had a goal each.

The Crusaders wasted no time taking the lead as Hanna Hawkins scored just 11-seoncds into the game. Taylor Hames followed her up six minutes later with a goal on an assist from Dufresne. NGU would tack on nine more goals in the period capped by Colwell's free-position goal with no time left on the clock to carry an 11-1 lead into intermission.

Erskine would close the game to nine during the opening minutes of the second half as Marley Llinas scored to make the score 11-2. Colwell would answer with her second of the game though, re-gaining the Crusaders a 10-goal advantage.

NGU added five more goals in the second as Kennington, Smith, and Colson would get in on the action to extend the lead to 15-3. Colwell would once again cap the scoring as her third goal of the game gave North Greenville its final margin of victory with 6:41 left in the game.

The Crusaders improved to 3-3 on the season and are now 1-2 in league play. NGU will host Southern Virginia on March 9th at 2pm.